Indulge in a Coastal Kaleidoscope

Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.


Fire Island Inspires Artist Jane Ingram Allen (Photo: Jim Allen)


The Seashore's Artist-in-Residence Program honors the longstanding tradition of art in the national parks and on Fire Island. Learn more.

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A park ranger leads a program for children.

Calendar of Events

Explore the seashore on a ranger-guided tour. Find out what programs and activities are available and plan your visit.

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View of the breach, looking north. Photo: Dr. Charles Flagg

Fire Island Breach

National Park Service staff have been tracking the position of breach since it was created during Hurricane Sandy. Learn more.

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Sleep beneath the stars and by the sea on Fire Island.

Camp on Fire Island

Where can you camp? Choose from a family campground or backcountry "wilderness" camping at Watch Hill on Fire Island.

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Ranger points to tree during Educators Workshop

Plan Your Field Trip to Fire Island!

Outstanding resources to teach science, math and history in an inspirational setting at an affordable cost. Find out about free Educators' Workshops.

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Vehicles access Fire Island communities via Burma Road.

Driving on Fire Island

Learn more about oversand vehicle operation and see the driving restrictions now in effect.

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Fire Island NPS Arrowhead

Join the Conversation

Follow park news and nature notes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Watch Hill Visitor Center

What's Open?

Planning your trip to Fire Island? Check out opening dates and operating hours.

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